A recent survey by Rooster Insurance has revealed new information about older drivers and safe driving practices. The results found that older motorists are more likely to make dangerous safety blunders than younger ones, carrying implications for future road safety measures.
The car insurance company praised younger drivers, stating that those aged between 18 and 24 were some of the safest. This is because they are more mindful of the risks that come with driving.
As many as 92 percent of 18-24-year-olds surveyed said they were aware of which factors could impact their driving capabilities. Half of these participants also knew how adverse weather conditions could considerably reduce visibility behind the wheel and, consequently, cause hazards.
Richard Tucker, Founder of Rooster Insurance, said: “It’s all too easy to become a complacent driver as we gain more miles on the clock and trips around the UK.
“However, this is a dangerous trap for the more mature and experienced driver to fall into, becoming more and more unaware of potential driving dangers on the UK roads.”
Although, over a quarter of older motorists claim that they refresh their knowledge on the Highway Code every year. It is advised that this should continue, to ensure that all ages are up-to-speed with the varying dangers on the road.